The Portland Trail Blazers will have to move personnel if they hope to shake things up in the offseason, and Greg Swartz of Bleacher Report suggests that if the Blazers choose to make an improvement at small forward, they should look at making a play for Terrence Ross of the Orlando Magic. Swartz notes that Ross’s perimeter production would elevate Portland’s game, though they would likely have to give up Trevor Ariza and Gary Trent Jr. to make the move happen.
The 29-year-old small forward averaged 14.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.1 steals and shot 37.1 percent on his catch-and-shoot three-pointers this season in Orlando, scoring 20 or more points 18 times.
His presence would lighten the workload for Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, helping preserve each for the postseason.
It seems unlikely that Portland parts with a growing talent in Gary Trent Jr., especially if Rodney Hood returns from his Achilles injury in true shooting form.
You can read all of Swartz’s suggestions here.